Saturday, December 27, 2014

FRANCIS LIBIRAN FOR HAVAIANAS

From the signature chevron of Missoni and the minimalism of Bassike, to the luxurious sophistication of Valentino and the urban edge of Michael Bastian, Havaianas has worked with artists across the globe resulting in a seemingly endless spectrum of creativity. And for the first time ever, the brand has tapped a local fashion designer to collaborate with for its latest limited edition release. Francis Libiran.

"When Havaianas approached me and asked me to design something for them, I wanted to incorporate my signature details. My creative team and I brainstormed on icons that are uniquely Filipino. When they told me about the project, I was very excited. I personally have to have my Havaianas every summer. They're number one in the world, so to have your name on Havaianas is something," Libiran says.
"Flip-flops are ingrained in Philippine culture, so I could only imagine the statement my designs would make on them. Because people use them everyday, I thought some people would question why they would be designed, because they're just flip-flops, but for me, it's about creating wearable pieces of art."
- Francis Libiran
"We are very excited to have worked with Francis, whose creative ideals embody the very ideals of the brand," says Terry S.A. Managing Director Anne Gonzales. "For this collection, each pair of Havaianas serves as a canvas for Francis' artistic expression and aesthetics. He has translated his creative vision and his talents into something suggestive of the Filipino culture through a piece, which has become a fashion staple in our tropical country. Fans of his work will also be able to own something that isn't a ball gown, which means they can use it everyday. He has helped us showcase Filipino talent and culture by creating beautiful but practical pieces."

The Francis Libiran for Havaianas collection features three designs, each evocative of the different facets of Filipino culture: popular culture in the Philippines as expressed through one of the country's most iconic symbols;
'Island'
the Philippines' various festivals, celebrations, and color;
'Festival'
and the fusion of various design elements pulled from the country's multicultural background.
'City'
Each pair will be available in specially-designed packaging, making them ideal for gifts. Limited quantities with commemorative Francis Libiran pins will also be made available by reservation.

All limited edition designs of the Francis Libiran for Havaianas collection is available at authorized Havaianas retailers.

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